Steak Fajita Bowls with Fiesta Cauliflower Rice and Keto Tortillas

Contributed by Susan

The Recipes: Steak Fajita Bowls with Fiesta Cauliflower Rice and Keto Torillas

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My favorite cookbook right now is Craveable Keto by Kyndra D. Holley of Peace, Love, and Low Carb.  I received it for Christmas from Julie and it quickly took over as my go to location for new recipes to try.  I’ve already made a few of them and will definitely  double back and do them again.  The book is easy to use and has wonderful pictures of each recipe which is a big plus for me.

Tonight I decided to try the Steak Fajita Bowls.  But it started with the Fiesta Cauliflower Rice.  Because look at this photo in the book.

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I was immediately smitten, so I leafed through the rest of the book for something that would go well with it and the Steak Fajita Bowl recipe says right in the description that it pairs well with the Fiesta Cauliflower Rice.  And I’ve been eyeballing the KetoConnect tortilla recipe for a long time but haven’t found a reason to try it.  Voila!

The Bottom Line: Definitely tasty and hits the fajita spot nicely.  The tortillas might have been more work than they were worth.

The Nitty Gritty – Steak Fajita Bowls:
The husband brought home a gorgeous flank steak so we were off to a good start immediately.  We marinated the steak for roughly 3 hours and that was plenty.  The steak was nicely flavored and I liked the Mexican Seasoning Blend used in the marinade (also included in the book) very much and it seasoned the steak perfectly.  Very flavorful and very fajita-y.  Followed the recipe closely and everything went smoothly.   The majority of this recipe was mise en place and cooking time was minimal.  Plus, The Husband found a heart while cutting the peppers.  Awwwwww.

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We topped with avocado, cilantro, and Mexican crema.

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Fiesta Cauliflower Rice:
This recipes uses the same Mexican Seasoning Blend as the fajitas so we only had to make up one batch of that to use in both.  Bonus.  I used frozen cauliflower rice and it cooked up very nicely.  The tomatoes with green chilies was a little bit spicy for me so next time I think I will use diced tomatoes and add in my own green chilies to control the spice level better.  Overall REALLY liked this!

Keto Torillas:
I’ve tried a lot of different tortilla recipes in the last year with less than stellar results.  Wouldn’t repeat any of them.  So when I saw KetoConnect (another favorite site) had one and a video tutorial to boot I thought I would give them a whirl.  I used all the fun spices suggested and an 8″ ceramic skillet and used cooking spray between each tortilla.  The first one I did on low heat and ruined it, then I cranked the heat and went too high and ruined a second.  Then I found a happy medium heat and got 7 nice tortillas out of the rest of the batter.  I definitely got better at it as I went along, there was a strong feeling of crepe when I was making them.

I would say that there was more of a coconut flavor than Megha indicates in their video, but it was fine for this application because the flavor wasn’t overpowering and actually went nicely with the fajitas.  I definitely liked these the best of any tortilla recipe I’ve tried, but they were also prone to tearing which made eating a little adventuresome!

All told, I think next time I would skip the tortillas and serve it in a bowl as suggested in the original recipe.  Not that the tortillas weren’t good, but the extra steps required just outweighed their contribution to the meal.

 

 

 

 

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